Guidelines on the X-radiography of archaeological metalwork

These guidelines provide recommendations on the minimum requirements for X-raying metal finds from archaeological projects, expanding the advice for best practice outlined in MAP2. They are aimed at those who commission, manage or monitor projects that include metal.


  • Introduction
  • Why X-radiography is necessary
  • When to X-ray
  • What to X-ray
  • What X-radiography can show
  • How to make informative X-radiographs
  • How to view the X-radiographs
  • How much should it cost?
  • Where to get help

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51163
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